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First dress of the summer

Thanks to Justin’s mom I finally got the hang of proper gathers. I realized now what I was doing wrong – pulling both strings instead of just one. I’m surprised how well this dress turned out although I believe it turned out so well mostly because I followed the directions almost perfectly and only had one tiny minor slip up (a major first). I used Simplicity Pattern 2587. Cost: $10 for the fabric, on sale,…

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Yellow Skirt

Several weeks ago I bough some fabric from this shop on etsy. So cute with little pink birds on yellow! I used pieces from a pattern I already had but mixed it up a little bit and added pockets. Also, it should be noted that prior to just a few days ago I’ve never been able to properly do gathers (I’ll explain more on that in another post) so I made the skirt with pleats…

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Craft: Tile Picture Coasters

Supplies: Tiles (I used some crappy marble things. It said marble, doesn’t look like any marble I’ve ever seen), cork backing to keep the tiles from scraping up your lovely surfaces (Ha! Like I even have good furniture), glue (I used Mod Podge because it’s a glue and a sealer), scissors or a paper cutter, and pictures printed on photo paper. Cost: $5 for tiles (they came in sets of 9 but I only used…

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That dress

That I re-made after that mess that was produced the first time, remember that one? Well it finally turned out all right, at least Lucy thinks so… More Las Vegas images tomorrow. I have a doctor’s visit early in the morning so I should be off to bed. Oh, and I did end up buying some organic milk and it is yummy.

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Cutting and ironing and stitching, oh my!

Two finished projects. Very productive of me I must say. After the mishap of making that shirt too big and with fabric that I didn’t really like I bought new fabric and made it again, only first too small. Alas, I re-did it again and now it fits. I ditched those things on the shoulders, mostly because I was lazy. So this article from Craft Magazine reminded me of my idea to make a wrap…

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Photo Slide Lampshade

So I saw this idea online a long long time ago but didn’t have the supplies to do it. Well now I finally made it. It’s a lampshade made from old photo slides, in this case my mom’s photos from her escapades in Europe in 1970. Those slides were packed away in little boxes. It’s nice to see them displayed. You can see photos of London and monuments in Rome, snow covered peaks in Switzerland…

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